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Sophisticated Hillside Compound by Award-Winning Architect Howard Backen

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Last updated: 05/06/2015

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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This stunning farmhouse home is nestled on a western hillside above the beautiful Napa Valley with 180-degree views of the valley below. Both sophisticated and family-friendly, the home was designed by award winning and nationally renown architect Howard Backen and was featured in Architectural Digest magazine. From the minute you walk in the front door, it exudes elegant simplicity, a sense of intimacy, warmth, and a peaceful feeling of being in nature. The home offers expansive views from every room and long vistas open outward

toward the sun-drenched valley below. This home is both pleasing to the eye and restorative to the soul.

The gourmet kitchen with restaurant quality appliances opens onto an inviting living/dining room with comfortable seating areas and two fireplaces. The dining table seats eight. A covered outside porch parallels the living room and offers another peaceful spot for taking in the views or enjoying the outdoors. An outdoor fire pit completes the picture.

The large master suite includes a fireplace and sitting area. With its unusually wide window, it turns the valley view visible above the trees into a sunny slice of heaven. It has a king bed and his and her baths, as well as an outdoor shower,claw foot tub and mineral cold plunge. A second bedroom, with its en suite bathroom, has a full bed and single daybed, and is suitable for two adults or 2 children.

The charming studio pool house, which sits below the main house, includes 2 daybeds,and a king size bed, a full bath with shower/sauna, an office area, and kitchenette. It can sleep 4 additional guests. Outside the pool house is a wood-fired pizza oven, grill and al fresco seating for 8. Whether enjoying the mineral pool and hot tub, napping after a day of winery tours, or grilling a gourmet meal, this outdoor area provides aesthetic beauty and ease. Steps from the pool house, there is a fully equipped exercise room with weight and cardio machines.

The farmhouse theme continues with a picnic area, child’s playhouse and chicken coop. Tire swings abound. With its sweeping views, beckoning comfort and family friendly amenities, this perfectly located compound will have you coming back for more.


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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 4-7

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath #1: toilet, shower


  • En suite Guest Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Pool house bath: toilet, shower, outdoor shower


  • Master Bath #2: toilet, outdoor shower

    Outdoor mineral hot tub...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Stunning scenic views of Napa Valley from western hills....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    3 indoor fireplaces/1 outdoor fireplace/1 fire pit...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool


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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,500
  • Taxes Not included


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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sacramento, Santa Rosa, SFO, Oakland
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy. 29
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
250 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
Stinson Beach, Jenner, Bodega Bay

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  • The view from above

    The view from above

  • The front walkway

    The front walkway

  • Living room  - Main sitting area

    Living room - Main sitting area

  • Living room - Second sitting area

    Living room - Second sitting area

  • View from the kitchen

    View from the kitchen

  • Master bedroom view

    Master bedroom view

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • Pool house

    Pool house

  • Pool house veranda

    Pool house veranda

  • The playhouse

    The playhouse

  • Cluck cluck

    Cluck cluck

  • The grounds

    The grounds

  • The front entrance

    The front entrance

  • The kitchen/dining room

    The kitchen/dining room

  • Main veranda

    Main veranda

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master bedroom sitting area

    Master bedroom sitting area

  • Entrance to pool area

    Entrance to pool area

  • Pool side dining

    Pool side dining

  • Interior of pool house

    Interior of pool house

  • The chicken coop

    The chicken coop

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    It doesn't get any fresher than this!

VRBO #558493

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Minimum stay: 30 nights
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Sophisticated Hillside Compound by Award-Winning Architect Howard Backen

Oakville #558493

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